Cody Martin


Born: June 26, 1978 (Hot Springs, Ark.)
Residence: Hatfield, Ark.
Joined PRCA: 2000
World Titles: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2003)
Pace Picante Series Qualifications: 6
Pace Finale: 2003
Pace Challenge: 2001, 2003-04
Pace Classic: 2003-04
Education: McNeese State University (Lake Charles, La.); University of Tennessee (Martin) and Missouri Valley State College (Marshall)
2005 World Standings Place: 25th
2005 Earnings: $35,535
Career Earnings: $257,187

2006 Highlights
* Tied for the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and the average titles at the Puyallup (Wash.) Pro Rodeo.
* Co-champion at the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo.
* Won Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.).
* Co-champion at the Licking (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo.
* Won the Franklin (Tenn.) Rodeo.
* Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average title at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo a year after breaking his leg in the same arena.
* Won the Brighton Field Day & PRCA Rodeo (Okeechobee, Fla.).
* Won the Homestead (Fla.) Championship Rodeo.
2005 Highlights
* Won the Mid South Fair & Rodeo (Memphis, Tenn.).
* Won the aggregate title at the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede.

Career Highlights
2004 Won the Molalla (Ore.) Buckaroo and the Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo (Canby, Ore.); won the Wrangler Tour-round and average titles at the Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City); finished 18th in the world with $54,253.
2003 Won Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and Angelina County Benefit (Lufkin, Texas); co-champion at the Lea County PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.).
2002 Finished 24th in the world; won Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco).

* PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year in saddle bronc riding (2000).

Amateur Highlights
* College National Finals Rodeo champion (2002).
* Arkansas High School State Champion (1994).

5-9, 165 Single Hobbies include hunting, fishing and jogging Became interested in rodeo through friends and began in 1992 His step-brother Jermiah Diffee, is a PRCA saddle bronc rider His parents are Gordon and Nancy Diffee. His father works for the Arkansas State police department Travels with Rance Bray, Bradley Harter and Jeffery Willert He is left-handed but competes right-handed Graduated third in his class of 46 from Smackover (Ark.) High School Favorite sports team is Arkansas Razorbacks Rodeo idol is Tom Reeves.